SNAP Media Events

ITALY- SNAP cites 3 "promising prelates" and pushes for more training

SNAP calls three papal candidates “promising”

Clergy sex abuse victims cautiously release new list

And they call for 3 types of training in dioceses across globe

Two kinds - with kids & employees - are already done in US

SNAP: “But no prelate shows flock how to act when accusations surface”

So backers of alleged predators end up “intimidating” victims & witnesses

Victims have prepared 21 point brochure offering guidance for parishioners


ITALY - Victims release "dirty dozen" list

  • Victims release “Dirty Dozen” list
  • “None of them should be next pope,” they say
  • All 12, from 10 nations, are considered ‘papabile’
  • Group blasts prelates “who pretend the worst is over
  • Scandal has yet to surface in most nations, victims contend
  • It’s ‘shameless spin’ & ‘deliberate deception’ to claim otherwise,” they say

ITALY - “No one from Curia should be made pope,” victims say

  • “No one from Curia should be made pope,” victims say
  • Group also wants some older cardinals out of Monday meeting
  • SNAP worries Vatican insiders are tied to corruption & last 2 popes
  • “That makes ‘cleaning house’ & exposing cover ups tougher,” it says
  • Victims urge top church staff to try to persuade some peers to “go home”
  • SNAP: Sodano & 5 other “complicit” cardinals should be sent away or stay away

NY: Victims to Dolan: “take action now"

Victims to Dolan:  “Before conclave, name the predator priests of New York, release sex abuse deposition”


ITALY - Victims blast Vatican in new United Nations filing

  • Victims blast Vatican in new United Nations filing
  • In 30 page document, they say church breaks UN convention
  • SNAP says top Catholic officials submit one report 14 years later
  • Group accuses Holy See of falling short on prevention & extradition

ITALY - Victims push Pope for action on his last day

  • Victims push Pope for action on his last day
  • They list 5 things he should do before leaving
  • “Take decisive action now,” self help group urges

LA - New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest

  • New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest
  • He’s currently facing at least seven criminal charges
  • Cleric spent time in New Orleans and Lake Charles
  • Support group urges bishops to “reach out to victims”

VA - Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk

  • Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk 
  • More than 80 kids say he molested them
  • Eleven settlements were just disclosed in January
  • He committed suicide a week after announcement
  • Church officials in five states concealed allegations
  • SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?”

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